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. it happened at 5:00 a.m. in west virginia just behind the charlestown racetrack. stacey is just back from west virginia with the story. >> reporter: this is a story of unspeakable tragedy and incredible bravery. this is a fire that started in one barn. a witness said it sounded like an explosion and quickly spread to two other barns. trapped inside were 50 racehorses amend the barns burned some nearby horsemen and women, even some charlestown casino workers rescued to try to save the terrified animals. >> if question save a horse's life it is something we do. like a doctor saving a human beings life. we went to the fire an the smoke was too much to go in the barn. >> within minutes of getting the others out the flames were taking over other barns and we were seconds from getting those out. >> they managed to got out 26 horses from that burning barn. the survivors were rounded up and led in to an empty stable that charlestown raceway made available for them. even a few goats that served as companion animals that made it out alive, as well. a total of 27 horses did perish. damage is stimed at 1.
virginia. the horse is malnourished and left with no food and water. all from a farm that was supposed to rescue them. >>> and a virginia man accused of sexual assault. how he used the popular website to lure his alleged victim.  >> a fox 5 exclusive now. police have made an arrest in a series of armed robberies in college park. this is surveillance video of 19-year-old shanure zha. this shows zha using a victim's credit card and is charged in one of the robberies. this is -- there is this video of other suspects involved in other cases. >> as you can see,y that attempting to purchase items in the store and then they will go to that cash register use the victim's credit card. >> there are three cases together and this isvo from the third. obviously, there are many suspects involved here and awful them are considered armed and dangerous. >>> the news edge in virginia, where loudoun county police are concerned there might be more victims of a sexual assault suspect. officers say the 34-year-old john evans met a woman on the dating website e harmony in june and they say the two met at
. >> virginia congressman jim moran took a test shuttle ramp to the defense buildings in alexandrea and he's worried about traffic in the area and he's got good reason to worry. >> reporter: describes current rush hour traffic on interstate 395 in virginia. this is what you get? >> may be 15, 20. miles an hour. >> that situation, that situation. if you don't have anything in the car to spend your time. i mean how long can you listen to music or how long you can listen to the radio? >> reporter: traffic on 395 is probably going to get a appreciationiaibly worse one year from now when the defense department opens adjoining office towers along the highway in the west end of alexandrea. 6400 d.o.d. workers are going to be shifted here, primarily from the office buildings in crystal city, which in a post-9/11 world, are deemed insufficiently hardened in the event of a attempted terrorist attack. the new buildings are being constructed to modern security standards. unlike crystal city with a metro stop, the mark center facility in west alexandrea, will rely on a large degree on shuttle buses mor
the latest on fox 5 news at 10 and back to you. >>> the news edge on virginia where an inmate pleaded guilty today and he admitted to shooting a deputy and stabbing another. despite the injuries, master deputy charles embree and deputy thomas like were able to subdue phillips. both survived and phillips faces up to 30 more years in prison. >>> and court hearings for the suspected serial stabber are delayed in michigan. a defense lawyer has waved his right to have a speedy hearing and is faying a murder charge. five men were killed and 9 more seriously injured in the series of stabbings and is expected in acts in virginia and ohio. >>> flames destroyed three hopes and damaged four more. a day later, investigators don't know what sparked the fire in monasses. thify marshal believes that the flames began on the back deck of the home in tillett loop and spread quickly and is not sure why. >> reporter: investigators say that it could take some tom before they have a grass opthis blaze. the fire marshal is reviewing audio and video from witnesses at the scene and investigators have a scientific m
, virginia. but now, we've learned that's not his real name. his real name is paul pardis. he came here to hear a doctor's description of his mother's condition and during that debriefing, this man, police say, pulled out a handgun as he became emotionally distraught and shot the doctor once in the abdomen. baltimore police swarmed the huge campus of johns hopkins hospital just after 11 a.m. with the report a gunman was in one of the buildings. a doctor was shot and a man was holed up. ashley davis, who said she didn't want her face shown, said she was in the emergency room when she saw the doctor rolled by on a stretcher. >> he appeared to be fine to me. i saw him for 30 seconds. >> but he was conscious. >> yes. >> reporter: paul warren pardis opened fire after hearing the condition of his mother. >> he was being briefed by a doctor, a staff doctor, at johns hopkins, about the condition of his mother, who's identified at jean davis. mr. davis was receiving some news about the care and the condition of his mother just outside the doorway to that room when he became emotionally distraugh
: the virginia department of transportation spends $3.3 billion a year constructing and maintaining the highways and secondary roads of the commonwealth. a four monthlong audit by the agency discovered hundreds in millions of dollars in inspent accounts. example, in the early part of the decade, v-dot kept 3 1/2% of the allocated money in a carryover account for the next year and by fy 2010, v-dot was carrying 32% of the allocated funds. >> the bottom line is that there has been money that is in accounts. >> reporter: the governor ordered his subordinates to come up with a plan in 45 days to spend down the money. northern virginia projects are at the top of the list. >> i want to get the hotlines on 95 built as as soon as possible and we're trying to do what we can to resolve the lawsuits to get that done and there is no sense. you have to get them built from the 14th street bridge to occoquan itself. that is a top priority. >> reporter: another priority? expanding i-66 outside of the beltway. one is to limit the carryover money to an estimated 60-day need and vivian watts said that is not enoug
charges on his record and faces up to 40 years in prison. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonough unveiled a plan to privatize state-owned liquor stores. he believes that move would bring in hundreds of millions of and right now, there are 332 state-run liquor stores and his plan will allow 1,000 licenses. the state legislator approved that plan. >>> a new study finds there have been more than 85 food recalls while americans continue to wait for congress to update food safety laws. according to the stud net last 49 months, 56 recalls have can occurred in maryland due to contamination by salmonella, and other bacteria. in july tan, the house of representatives passed a bill updating the food safety net. the full senate has yet to act on it. >>> and should rylidgeeous displays be allowed at the courthouse. the vote that is causing controversy ahead of the holiday season. >>> and onlookers watch in horror as a lion goes after the trainer at a hotel in las vegas. >>> stop fighting, do not fight at this show. >> and lady gaga promoting peace during a concert. stopped right here in the nation's
two as they will reveal in springfield, virginia on thursday both parties, brian, as you know, need each other to get where they are going but at this point they were increasing signs that they are heading there in different directions. >> tom fitzgerald live in the newsroom. >>> rip, the recession, an academic session confirms the recession ended in june of last year. the national bureau of economic research says the recession began in december 2007, ended 18 months later. that's the longest recession the country has endured since world war ii. most economists agree the recovery is moving slowly. president obama weighed in on the subject today. he says while the recession is technically over, many people in the country of course still hurting. president spoke earlier today on cnbc. >> obviously for the millions of people who are still out of work, people who have seen their home values decline, people who are struggling to pay the bills day to day, it's still very real for them. >> the president fielded questions during the town hall style meeting. he reiterated that he inherited a
tonight. >>> three people are dead after a fire in northern virginia home. one of them died while saving three children. it happened in fairfax county. neighbors struggled to help but in the end they could only do so much. beth parker live at the scene of the tragedy. >> reporter: well, brian, if you look over my shoulder, you can see what is left of this town house on hager circle. investigators are working to figure out what started this fire. neighbors are trying to understand the horror of what they saw and heard. >> i hear somebody screaming. >> reporter: at the sound of those screams neighbors came rung. >> when i came out my door, i just saw yellow, and i just started rung. >> reporter: there were many what wanted to help. >> it was too much fire. it was everywhere. we couldn't even get in ourselves. >> reporter: they knew a woman and children were inside. as the town house burned that woman dropped a newborn out a second-story window and lowered two other children out to a man the kids describe as an uncle. >> i heard her screaming out, and he was screaming back to her when i got
the prince georges county bomb squad, the fbi bomb squad, virginia state police, maryland state police and d.c. bomb squad is here as well and helping out. they're going be in full armor, going through the buildings. they'll have bomb-sniffing dogs. that'll have all of the tools necessary to go through the building and to make sure that they can render it safe. he said they going to look at everything, anything that is suspicious to see if perhaps something got into the building that they're unaware of and that is going to take a long time. it's a big, big building, 1900 employees inside and takes up a block, block and a half here and in downtown silver spring. at this point, it's going to take more work to get the employees back into the building to get their belongings. that was another one of the questions and there is a lot of belonging inside the building. they can't get in their cars, keys, purses or wallets, anything they left behind and it's going to be a long night for them and nobody's going to be able to get back in there until the police render it safe. brian and shawn? >> thank
problem, the last three times the terps had that chance west virginia played the role of spoiler. so it's back to west virginia and a rematch. maryland will also be looking to end a four-game losing skid to number 21 west virginia who is 2-0 this year. last weekend against morgan state the terps had their highest scoring output in 35 years in a 62-3 rout. this weekend is a much bigger challenge. >> i think this is another test for us from a team standpoint. number one to play on the road in a hostile environment against a very good football team. number two, is to play, you know, in a game the more we win the bigger the games get and i think this is a big game for us. i think we'll learn a lot about who we are after this game. >> a couple of final notes, the nationals visit the philly tonight without morgan. the orioles are hosting the yankees. back to you. >> tonight you have the news edge. the news is always on myfoxdc.com. beautiful weekend. friday night shaping up to be awesome. go out and enjoy here tonight . the news edge at 11 if you want to stop by. see you. 
. >>> and the news edge in virginia where a fire killed several cattle and that happened last night at the time hundreds of cattle were inside and the fast-moving flames destroyed the two-story wood structure and melting the aluminum roof. the damage is estimated in the millions. the livestock exchange was a county fixture for 50 years. >> a young woman left fighting for her life. coming up on the news edge, the new clues that could help police put a hit-and-run driver behind bars. >>> and a brutal beating caught on camera. the ploys from one of the suspects charged in the vicious crime. and an essex panel faces a partisan split. when the gop wants to put two prominent democrats on trial. >> the news edge on a hit-and- run in silver spring left a young woman fighting for her life right now. saturday night, a driver ran down 22-year-old daniella elizabeth elaine mateo. she remains in the hospital tonight with life-threatening injuries. meanwhile, the police want your help tracking down the driver. authorities believe a vehicle is a '94 to '98gmc chevy pickup
defense and everyone knows him. >> think he was being supportive. 10th-ranked virginia tech facing boise state. the hokies trail 26-20 and taylor to boyken and goes 28 yards for the touch and that two-point conversion vailed, 27- 26 and over a minute left. moore, play-action and finds austin petis with 13 yards for the game-winning touchdown. boise state defeats virginia tech 33-30 and a up to-10 is showdown. >> that is -- and a 20-10 showdown. >> i know we're going to be a good football team. we have to crank it up this week. >> the hokies host james madison on saturday. maryland's new president introduced kevin anderson. the school's new ad. he comes to college park from west point where he oversaw army in 2004. and no doubt enjoyed maryland's 17-14 win over navy and takes over for -- for debbie who moved to north carolina state after 16 years at maryland. >>> and tiger woods selected by captain pavin as the member of the 12th player of the american ryder's cup team. woods is the number one-ranked player in the world. join him are zach johnson, stewart cink and rickey fouler. the -- ri
, virginia. he continues to talk up his new plan to jump start the economy and, elections a month and a half away, conservatives are keeping up their call. >> reporter: it's not every day that the president of the united states comes driving down your street. but in this fairfax neighborhood, the president's handling of the economy spa, differences. >> i support him. >> a beautiful neighborhood. >> reporter: president obama spoke in a backyard in front of 30 fairfax home owners. >> we stopped the bleeding, stabilized the economy. the fact of the matter is that the pace of improvement has not been where it needs to be. >> reporter: several at the event set up by the white house sounded impatient with that pace. >> and i know that we're starting to improve and jobs are coming back, how long do you think this is going take? >> reporter: with the election six weeks away, the white house is trying to show it's working hard on the economy and part of that are coming into neighborhoods like this and pushing for a tax cut. >> we could get that done this
. it recognized communities most dedicated to help children dedicate from high school. alexandria, virginia, calvert county, maryland, being honored this year. you can see the list at myfoxdc.com. >>> might be a day off for the redskins. team making headlines. a big name is cut loose two games into the season. dave feldman up next with the sports edge. ring ring. progresso. everyday i eat your soups, i save a lot of money. that's great. so, your rich and hearty soups have made me, rich and hearty. that's funny. i'm hearty because of your juicy steak, your potatoes... you're really, rich and happy. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. so, you can eat them right here... or eat green giant beans at home... ...frozen within 8 hours to lock in nutrients. up to you. [ green giant ] ho ho ho ♪ green giant. >>> good afternoon. i'm -- good afternoon, i'm dave feldman. the redskins have let go of larry johnson. they said they needed to make a roster move against the rams. he played in a reserve role, carrying the ball just five times for two yards. talk about missed opportunitie
go out of my way to help. >> that is open 24/7 n. virginia, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> -- . >> days passed. >> yeah. >> and the high was 84 degrees and we'll full quickly. and shocking when you go outside. >> i know. >> and hate to see it slipping away and on a cool night, it's see enjoyable and that will be another real comfortable night as mainly clear skies and had a deck of clouds and a blowoff from some of the storms that they had and in the kept city area, may be you saw that last night and we could use the rain here and that is not in the cars for us and we'll have another cool evening. and wednesday looks delightful, september is delivering for us and we have a new storm and we have igor, julia and carl. we have a chance of a few showers in the forecast and looks like friday morning and not looking as good as yesterday and we need some rain and terribly dry around here. cooler than yesterday. dulles, 81; bwi marshal, 80 and mostly in the 70s at this hour and frederick is hanging in there at 81. fredericksburg, 82; d.c., 77; cooler near the water and baltimore at 76 degrees a
. police are still looking for a motive. his bike and ipod were stolen. >>> and in virginia, a school volunteer is behind bars. the 75-year-old george vall turned himself interest in to cops. the incident happened in may in fairfax county. >>> and metro has a change of heart. still ahead, why the transit system may scrap the plan to slash the price of smart trip cards. >>> and the president's right- hand man may leave washington to be mayor of the windy city. find out who is giving rahm emmanuel his blessings. >>> and detained in iran for more than a year. there is word one of the american hikers is coming home. >> word from iran tonight, one of the three jailed american hikers will be released this saturday. and the relief will mark the end of the islamic holy month. the three who were detained in 2009 accused of espionage. the families say they were simply hikeing in iraq and accidentally crossed the border the white house said jobs and the economy are the top items on the president's agenda. the number of people applying for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to 451,000, the
in virginia. didn't take long before the low- lying stretch of browns mill road was flooded in vienna. a car partly submerged. you see it there and turn around. >>> flooding problems in maryland as well. there have been reports of possible waterspouts and waves can causing coastal flooding and let's continue in maryland and bob barnard is live in annapolis and taking a beating from the heavy rains and mixing the tide, bob and that is a real mess. >> reporter: that's right, high tide is not for another 5 1/2 hours and that is coming out of the city dock harbor here and over the sidewalk. you can see, we'll follow it across here and that is underwater and the street here and businesses are closed and there he is on sand bags and in front of the ice crime shop and was basically damaged and destroyed, $40,000 in repairs them and spoke this time -- to them a short time ago. >> i'm unnerved by this because high tide is not supposed to be until 11:30. >> i get a few more sand bags, i will make it. >> not going to see -- but it could have given us more sa
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